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I finally see some light!

Since I am currently waiting for my hair to be dry, I have decided to write a reflection article on my new working environment on an impulse.

It is 1 year exactly now. I am actually surprised that I have stayed in this company for so long… Honestly, I do not have a good impression of this company, the working environment and the staff during my 1st day of work.

With the exception of HR being cordial and trying her best to make me feel at ease, nothing seems to be good. I was then filled with regrets for leaving my ex-company. To me, this company was really sucked and things were very messy. The vibes that the staff had given out to me were mainly hostile, cold and indifferent! I was contemplating if I should resign immediately for a good 2 weeks. I was utterly miserable. 😢😢😢

I have managed to cope a bit, balancing my working relationships with my colleagues. I have a hard time doing so as there are at least 10 different types of different personalities to cope with in my department. On top of this, I have to also balance up with working relationships with colleagues from other departments. I guess its hard to cope when there is no one you could rely on, some one whom you could click with. 😧

Then came my colleague from my ex-company. Although her presence has helped to defuse a certain level of uncertainty, I am still feeling the stress. The stress level stems directly from the CEO and my colleagues in my department. I guess I have had a very sheltered, protected and smooth pathway in my ex-company.

Lots of events took place during this 1 year. I have come to know my colleagues better. We are now able to share and joke amicably with one another. I have also learnt how to communicate with different personalities though there is still a huge gap for improvements.

With the addition of a new consultant, things start to get better. At the very minimal, I no longer envision myself drowning in an open sea. He has helped to ‘tidy up’ and streamlining the processes and procedures. Through his workshops, I have seen unguarded facets of my colleagues’ emotions and personalities. Through these workshops, I feel that we have understood ourself better. We have also emerged out to be more approachable and relatively close with one another.

Things are moving and getting better with his help and intervention. I could now catch glimpses of dim light at the other end. Hopefully, this light will continue to get brighter. 😄





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How Time flies….

How Time flies…

In just a twinkle of the eye, the first and second days of the lunar Chinese New Year (CNY) had passed.The lunar Chinese New Year public holidays in Singapore have come to an end for some. My hubby, for an example, starts work today. Poor fellow! 😁

To summarise how I have spent my last five days (from CNY eve till yesterday), everything went off like a breeze! Hahah, I am also not quite sure how I spent my time away.

CNY eve (Wed)

I vividly remember that CNY eve was to have our reunion dinner with my parents in law. After that, my hubby and I were thinking of either to go to Chinatown or the Ang Bao River. In the end, we ended up watching Starhub cable TV instead as it will be very crowded over there.

First day of CNY (Thurs)

We have our reunion lunch with my parents on the first day of CNY instead. We then went to house visiting with parents. The usual custom applies. We greet our relatives, give the mandarin oranges to the elders and distribute red packets (as a form of good blessings) to the juniors. I think my hubby and I have also went to the Ang Bao River on this day too (if not, then it will be on the second day), during the evening if I remember correctly. End of the day.

Second day of CNY (Fri)

Honestly speaking, I can’t really recall how we spent our second CNY day. 😓 All I am certain is that we have gone to Vivo to book a pain of movie tickets for this Chinese CNY show “Vegas to Macau II”  and ended this day by watching Starhub cable tv again till one or two plus in the morning! 😂😂😂 This is our way to relax and de stress ourselves. 😜

Third day of CNY (Sat)

21st Feb is a special date to me as this is the day I have arrived to this world. I remember dreaming of my Junior College friends, Marie and Susyna meeting up this CNY and catching up on latest news, okay, gossips, with one another when Marie has just out of sudden goes missing! This short dream ended with me and Susyna go searching for her.

What surprises me when I am awake is that I have received an watsapp birthday greetings from Marie! We have not really been keeping in contact with one another. This is really a pleasant surprise. Birthday greetings via Facebook come in as well. I am really quite surprise and happy to receive so many well wishes. 😊

I think my hubby and I have gone to Tampines to “walk around”. No point celebrating my birthday as everywhere is crowded during CNY period. And yes, we ended this day with the company of the Starhub cable tv as well. 😂😂😂 I do hope that my hubby will not have any unpleasant shock when the water and electrical bill arrives. 😝

Fourth day of CNY (Sun)

This day marks the commencement of praying to Tai Tsui for a smooth transition in whatever things we do for this year, the year of Goat. We have woke up early to go to the Chong Ghee Temple to go pray Tai Tsui. This is to avoid the crowd.

In the afternoon, we went to Vivo for our lunch and movie treats. This show “Vegas to Macau II” is really a good comedy show. We have a good laugh over it and enjoy ourselves very much. In the evening, we are back at home, watching Starhub cable tv again! Hahah, I think we almost practically about to become Mr and Mrs couch potatoes!!! 😂😂😂

My hubby has officially started work today. For me, I am practically ‘rotting’ in Starbucks cafe, sipping my coffee, playing my games, surfing net and composing this post via my iPad. 😁😁😁 sounds good huh? Hehe, just let me indulge myself for once before I start work on Wednesday. 😜

Once again, happy lunar Chinese New Year to all! 😊

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Posted by on February 23, 2015 in Passing Thoughts...


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Preparation for Chinese New Year 2015

Preparation for the arrival of Year 2015 Lunar Chinese New Year, the year of the Wooden Goat, is definitely not a easy task for me!

The Lunar Chinese New Year (CNY) falls on this Thursday! I have just come to terms that yesterday night that I still have a lot of uncompleted tasks to carry out! Oh gosh!

I have been too complacent, thinking that I will have more than enough time to prepare for the arrival of CNY (since this CNY arrives quite late this year)! It was only till yesterday night, I have realized that a lot of things have not been done yet!  -_-”’

I don’t even have the time to test out and play with my new oven. I have bought the ingredients with the intention of baking pineapple tarts. I guess this will have to wait now since I am currently feeling more panicky in the preparation process. I do not have the luxury time to indulge myself in bakery for the time being. =(

I guess my hubby and I will have to do last minute shopping later when we knock off and tomorrow as well, if the need arises. It will be a race against time! Everything will be purchased in a haste and the shopping malls will sure to be very packed! Argh!!! Oh god! I do so hate last minute shopping!

Hopefully, by tomorrow evening, all the following tasks have been completed and my sudden panic attack will subside.

1. A new pair of shoes for hubby

2. At least 1 more set of clothes for myself

3. Change the bed sheet

4. Tidied up the whole house

5. Prepare and pack the red packets

6. Buy sweets, chocolates and mandarin oranges

7. Prepare and display the sweets, chocolates and CNY goodies in the respective containers

Sighz, not sure if I have left out any uncompleted tasks unknowingly…

May this 2015 Lunar Chinese New Year will be a smooth running year for all!

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Posted by on February 17, 2015 in Passing Thoughts...


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My favourite Christmas gift – Yr 2014

I know that this post has come quite late…hahaha but it is always best to be late than never right? =X

In Yr 2014, I have received a fair share of Christmas gifts. Most of these gifts are mainly facial products and hand cream products. This is a big contrast to the gifts that I have had received in Year 2013. My Yr 2013 gifts are mainly chocolates! Hahah

Out of these 2014 Christmas gifts, the one that leaves a deep impression on me is the one my colleague, Jamie, has given. She has actually given me a bottle of hand gel wrapped in a paper bag. On top of this, she has also handmade a gingerbread man, attached a wooden peg to it and used this to secure the gift. Jamie has a flair in doing handicrafts.

It is love at first sight when I have received this gift. Okay, it is more of love at first sight with the gingerbread man. It is so adorable! Its size is also just nice. I have jokingly requested for a female gingerbread man (Let’s call it gingerbread lady, shall we? =P). Guess what? Jamie has racked her brains and come out with a gingerbread lady for me within a  few days after my request.

Although I have not shown it (I belong to the category of “not capable to express sentiments freely”), I really feel touched. From the way she has created the gingerbread lady, she has put in efforts to create this gingerbread lady (a ballerina) although she is usually feeling exhausted when she reached home after work. Yes, I LOVE this gingerbread lady as well!

Chirstmas gift - Gingerbread

I have attached a picture of Jamie’s handicrafts. Cute right? Now my gingerbread man has the company of his girlfriend and are sitting on my office desk. Whenever, I feel stressed at work, I will stop work for a while and “play” with them to de-stress myself. Hehe =X

Happy Valentine’s Day 2015 and Lunar Chinese New Year 2015 to all! =)

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Posted by on February 13, 2015 in General, Passing Thoughts...


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Merry, Merry Christmas to all!

Hi all,

Christmas is here! Merry Chirstmas to you and your family!

Have an enjoyable celebration! 😊

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Posted by on December 24, 2014 in Passing Thoughts...


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Heavy rain again

I always have this love and hate relationship with rain, especially heavy rain or thunderstorms on weekdays’ mornings. Why is this so? With the heavy downpour, Singapore’s weather temperature will drop quite drastically, especially during this end of year rainy season.

It will be so nice to be at home, enjoying the comforts that both the bed and blanket offer. For once, the temperature will not be hot and humid. However, since the downpour takes place on a weekday morning, I will need to force myself to wake up and prepare myself. My hubby will then send me to work. This is so disheartening!

This morning was one such good example. I forced myself to wake up and get ready to work. It was raining so heavily that even with the screen wipers, visibility was still very poor. Thus, my hubby drove slowly. Upon reaching my office building (at around 6.30 am), I had not gone up to my office immediately.

Instead, I sat at the entrance foyer, munching my carrot cake and playing with my ipad at the same time. It was so cold sitting down there. Some might question why I had not gone up to my office immediately since its raining so heavily, with strong cold winds blowing in and raindrops splattering in.

My reason was that the sky was still very, very dark. Once again, some will question what does this has to do with why I had not gone up to my office immediately. Well, I do not want to disturb “them”. Furthermore, the probability of having an encounter with them when I am alone on rainy days is very high.

When the sky has brightened up substantially and the rain getting smaller, I gather all my things and headed up to my office. When the lift opened at my level, the lift lobby still look gloomy with very little sunlight penetrating through the glass windows at the end and a lighted corridor (the security guard has gone up ahead to on the lights along the corridor for me earlier). I went in to the corridor, passing by all the locked classrooms.

As I was about to reach the door of my office, I heard some sounds coming from the locked classrooms. My God! I was alone at this level and as it was still quite early, no one has reported to work yet at the other levels in this building. The sounds sounded as if some one was arranging the tables and chairs in the classroom! Another sound sounded like the “boom boom” sound as if someone was rushing here and there!!!

This was so eerie! I almost lost control of myself and wanted to chant out loud in the corridor near to my office. I quickened my pace and quickly dashed in to my office.

Phew, in my own comfort zone area again!


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TGIF! Weekend is near! =P

TGIF! Thank God its Friday today!!!!

Hahah, I guess Friday is often a favorite day for most of the working class. When Friday arrives, one will be able to look forward to the approaching weekend. A weekend with no need for work… A weekend to spend quality time with loved ones… =D

Hahah, as you can guess, I am now in pre-advanced weekend mood. I have some activities scheduled for this coming weekend. I will be going back to my new house to survey the progress of the renovation works (now to think about it, I  have not updated the renovation process for quite some time… =X) and going to the saloon to pamper my hair tomorrow. I guess these 2 activities will take up most of the day. Hmmm, maybe going for a buffet dinner in the evening with my hubby…

Sunday will be a shopping day for me and my hubby aka my personal credit card. Hahah. I am actually quite excited over this as I will be having a new kitchen toy to play with soon. We will be sourcing for a bread maker!!! We will go around to check the prices and functions of the bread maker before we decide on buying which brand. I can’t wait to test out the recipes that I have come across from the various websites. =P

How about you? How will you be spending your weekend? =)

Have a nice and merry weekend to all! =)

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Posted by on November 21, 2014 in Passing Thoughts...


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